Stopping abilify weight loss

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Avatar f tn I however have significantly gained weight on Abilify with no signs of stopping even with exercise and dieting so I'm going to request a med change if this keeps up.
Avatar f tn Does Abilify Cause Weight Gain? Weight gain is a common side effect of Abilify® (aripiprazole). A gain of at least 7 percent of body weight occurs in up to 6.8 percent of people taking the medication. While a small amount of weight gain is typical during treatment with Abilify, some people can gain very large amounts of weight while taking the drug. This weight gain is thought to increase the risk of diabetes (see Abilify and Diabetes) or other health problems.
Avatar f tn side-effects...dramatic weight loss!!) I dropped 20 lbs. in 2000 when I first started taking the medication and have maintained that weight until recently I gained (8 lbs menopause)136 lbs. 5'9" . You can't feel good when you don't look good.
Avatar n tn It should take about 2 months to get to that dosage but I'm getting kinda excited hearing about the benefit of weight loss especially since it was weight loss pills (metabolife and xenedrine) that caused me to find out that I was epileptic in the first place! The doctor told me that i might get tingling in my fingers and i might feel a little dopy but happy dopy he described it as, so I figure i can deal with that! If I start losing weight at a rapid pace i'll definitely post again!
Avatar n tn When I decided in March of last year to stop the effexor, even with tapering off of it like my Doctor told me, I still had bad withdrawal. I ended up stopping effexor and then joining weight watchers, that seemed to help my depression more than any medications. Good luck to you. You also have to remember that everyone reacts different to medications. What made me gain weight may make you lose. Good luck!
1581886 tn?1296545035 I wish i had some great answer for you but I don't, I just wanted you to know that you are not alone. I'm on Abilify, Venlafaxine plus others and i was doing fine with my weight. Then they added Topomax for my migraines and its supposed to do the opposite of gaining weight, however i have ballooned up in one week 23 pounds in just my belly, like I am 6-7 months pregnant. I'm in a lot of pain from the weight gain so fast. If you ever want to write back an forth i would love too.
Avatar n tn I have been on Welbutrin for almost 4 months now and have noticed weight gain of about 8-10 pounds and I'm not eating anymore than I use to. I'm wondering if the 'weight-gain'/'weight-loss' issue is affected by whether or not people 'need' to lose weight before they start taking it. I consider myself to have a fairly high metabolism and I can maintain my weight quite easily. I know what causes me to gain weight and what I need to do to lose it.
Avatar n tn I'm not sure that Wellbutrin is a weight loss miracle. For me, I've noticed that it curbs my appetite tremendously. I forget that I'm even hungry. I see that others feel the opposite, so it depends on the person. But I did switch drugs because I was on Zoloft for a year and a half and gained 30 lbs. and could not, for the life of me, lose any of it. I could eat 700 calories a day and exercise 30 minutes a day and still not lose one pound.
Avatar n tn He said that it does not lead to weight gain, but when I checked online, some sites say it leads to weight gain and others to weight loss. Could you tell me what it is actually? Is it weight loss or weight gain?
Avatar m tn I have noticed since my weight loss an increase in side effects but mostly, dizziness. Could weight loss increase the side effects of these drugs especially effexor? My doctor and I have discussed stopping the abilify and then decreasing the effexor at the first of the year however, I'm beginning to wonder if I should do this sooner.
918275 tn?1254072352 Geodon is now approved for Bipolar, and is what I take. It's nuetral for weight gain. Zoloft can have weight loss as a side effect, and Topomax has weight loss as a side effect. All three of these meds combined and I lost weight without even trying. Of course when I lost my insurance and wasn't able to take them any more I gained it all back in record time. 20 pounds in a month. Of course Iwas very depressed and eating really badly, as well as being sedentary.
Avatar f tn Do not be discouraged, weight loss can be a slow process but the slower you loss, the higher chance it will stay off. Think of this new way of eating as your new healthy lifestyle and not as a diet.
Avatar m tn Well Zeldox worked really great for me but I still had a negative symptom on it and cognitive problems still and I didn't gain any weight on it but I had really bad memory loss which still persists somewhat even after stopping it and while taking it some days I felt particularly stupid. I think the persisting memory loss is probably just from my mental illness.
1052851 tn?1307744760 Abilify is the least likely of the antipsychotics to cause weight gain. Saphris and Fanapt are two other new options. The antipsychotic agent that I take that is in Phase II FDA study (google "Dr. Javitt, glycine) is among new class of antipsychotics that will not be out for years (NMDA receptor modulates) but when they are approved will have a more favorable side effect profile than current antipsychotics and a fuller recovery rate.
14987738 tn?1437745635 In September of last year I was admitted for my depression, I was diagnosed with major depression disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, and ADD, I was put on Vyvanse 30 mg, Zoloft 50mg later upped to 100, Abilify 5mg, I was doing good when I got out, vyvanse has helped my concentration steady, I stopped Zoloft and Abilify months ago because they were no help but my vyvanse has been causing troubles, I feel more depressed, and depression runs on both sides of the family, I rarely sleep, I sometimes g
Avatar f tn I am trying to get off meds and take a controversial homeopathic route but I think meds are an importantpart of treatment to get correct. The two I take also cause weight loss so be careful when considering them- if you do speak with a provider about wither one. The Topamax is an anticonvulsant- the research I have found indicates that they may work bc they are finding that possibly our "episodes" are caused by mini seizures that are too small to record. I find that interesting.
Avatar f tn I don't know if it's going away from the weight loss side effect or the loss of appetite side effect. Soda does taste awful now which is good because it has too much sugar anyways :) I have noticed my memory is becoming boggled. Not so much with remembering things like birthdays and stuff, more like what I was going to say or how I was going to say it. It isn't REALLY bad. It only happens every so often in a day. Does it get worse?
Avatar f tn About a week ago I had an endoscopy and colonoscopy done so maybe that explains the weight loss- I was 92-96 depending on how bloated I was. My doctor put me on lexapro 10mg and lorazepam.5mg (Ativan) but I didn't tell her about the Xanax I was taking on the side- belong to my boyfriend.
Avatar m tn Look into different medication combinations; there are many out there that don't cause weight gain and you can even lose quite a bit of weight on them. Topamax is one of them, if you can tolerate the cognitive dulling. 3. Please, don't try to self-diagnose yourself. It's not good for you, or your relationship with your shrink. My shrink is very laid back and we have a good relationship, but there are things that I do and say that put a strain on it.
980052 tn?1262970679 I don't remember any weight gain, but maybe that was because I was on Wellbutrin too, which is known for weight loss. I've been on Lamictal for a while now, and I love it. At first the side effects were muscle and joint aches and kind of an occasional blue-green vision. These went away after about a week and would come back (but less so) with each dose increase. The benefits are great. I'm now one cool cucumber. I don't shred friends and family.
Avatar n tn for a female) but I'm at a loss at what to do. Lithium? Depakote? I don't want to experience hair loss or weight gain, and will continue on the Wellbutrin and Topamax, am not a believer in the Lamictal for a mood stabalizer but kept taking it once I ousted the Seroquel..... I need to be able to sleep and the depression, Anxiety, highs and way lows (days and days of just trying to avoid life) have to go before I go crazy and lose all motivation.
Avatar f tn I've tried a few other medicine for bipolar including Abilify (horrible reaction to it), Lithium (zombie and massive weight gain) and Seroquel (bad nighttime eating that I did in my sleep - completely unaware of it) which again caused bad weigh gain. I started out as 265 pounds in 2006 when I was first diagnosed with bipolar and due to the medications I had been on I gained 105 pounds. At one point I was also on Topamax which acted as a mood stabilizer for me (anti-seizure drug).
Avatar f tn First of all I am not a nurse ot doctor but I wanted to comment on the hair loss. I have also been prescribed topamax for pain, mood stabilizer and weight loss so I have been looking a lot on the net. I have seen a few things about hair loss. I wanted to comment on that. I have been a hairstylist for 24 years and one thing that I have noticed without doubt is that when one of my customers loses a significant amount of weight (25 lbs or more) they always have a loss of hair.
Avatar m tn This is wierd as one could logically dictate if stopping the zyprexa was causing me to not sleep than once i started it i should feel the same way i did prior to stopping it. But I don't. I have now completed weaning off the zyprexa for one month. Still problems sleeping, I AM sleeping 4-5 hours a night, but I DO NOT FEEL TIRED I CAN'T GET SLEEPY NO MATTER WHAT!! My psychiatrist has tried me on ambien, lunesta, Ive' even used 2 lunesta and I DO NOT GET SLEEPY!
439168 tn?1307935340 I was also on seroquel and depakote a short time ago, but both had such side effects (extreme weight gain, hair loss) that I stopped those. Several years ago Prozac made me suicidal, and I was on effexor for a couple of years but that zonked me out like a zombie, I was so fatigued and also weight gain - so I finally got off that. I took a Wellbutrin/Lexapro combination for several years and that was great, but then it stopped working for me.
Avatar m tn everything turned out ok for me by the end of the year but I'll never forget those 9 months of dizziness, trouble walking, parasthesias, weight loss, etc. It ended up that migraines were the cause of my symptoms, at least that was according to my neurologist. It couldn't hurt to call your docs office and leave your question with the nurse. She'll give it to your doc and he/she should get back to you. Let us know what you find out. I'm curious now.
Avatar f tn I have been working out out and I have lost quite a bit of weight even though I am on zyprexa which is nototrious for weight gain. It is possible to loose and maintain your weight you just have work a little harder at it. and if taking my two little pills gives me a better quality of life well I will take them and get on with it.
Avatar m tn I've been on just about every antidepressant on the market since the late 80's. Before just starting Fetzima 3 weeks ago, I was on a combo of Cymbalta, Wellbutrin and Abilify. Also, Valium up to twice a day as needed, AND Lunesta to help me sleep. I'm a pretty major case! Anyway, now I'm off the Cymbalta and on the Fetzima with everything else staying the same. I'm feeling much better - more energy and a more positive outlook.
1916367 tn?1325219154 Hang in there, On my second treatment plan, with ribaviran, and interferon, i had an uncontrollable crying fit, just out of the blue, It gets better, and will be worth it, when you beat this thing. I also looked pale, and had some hair loss, but did manage to go to work almost every day.